University Counseling ServicesFred Newton, Director
232 Lafene Health Center
University Counseling Services is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Professional counselors, psychologists, and a psychiatrist are available to assist K-State students. Individual, couple, and/or group counseling is offered for people wishing to discuss academic, career, or personal concerns. Psychological testing may be used as an adjunct to career or personal counseling.
Counseling is a confidential service. Anything you say to a counselor, the fact that you used this service, or test results will not be disclosed to other persons or agencies within or outside the university, within ethical limitations. No information about counseling goes on your academic record.
University Counseling Services is funded in part by the student health fee. Students receive some initial individual sessions without charge per year. A nominal fee is charged for additional services. Lafene Health Center eligibility fees for spouses and non-enrolled summer students do not apply to UCS.
Programs using a workshop or seminar format are offered to enhance personal growth and skill development. These may include stress management, biofeedback, career life planning, assertiveness training, relationship enhancement, responsible drinking, and ACOA support. A Career Life Planning course is offered for academic credit.
The University Counseling Services staff, and the APA-accredited internship training program in psychology, adhere to the ethical code of the American Psychological Association.